New records of armored scale insects, Pseudaulacaspis MacGillivray (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), in Korea.


  • Soo-Jung Suh


Pseudaulacaspis kiushiuensis (Kuwana), Pseudaulacaspis latiloba (Takagi and Kawai) and Pseudaulacaspis
ulmicola Tang, occurring on Quercus, Carpinus and Zelkova plants are newly documented in the
Korean fauna of armored scales (Hemiptera: Diaspididae). Characteristics of these species are briefl y redescribed
and illustrative photographs and information on their distribution and hosts are provided. A dichotomous key to
species of Pseudaulacaspis from Korea is given for correct species identifi cation. In addition, the current status
of Pseudaulacaspis forsythiae (Kanda) and Pseudaulacaspis nishikigi (Kanda) in Korea is discussed based on the
results of a survey of the armored scales of Korea and related papers.